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Latitude: 54.6535 / 54°39'12"N
Longitude: -1.4649 / 1°27'53"W
OS Eastings: 434620
OS Northings: 528839
OS Grid: NZ346288
Mapcode National: GBR LG6M.NN
Mapcode Global: WHD6H.G9MF
Entry Name: Gothick Gatehouse to Hardwick Park
Listing Date: 29 April 1952
Last Amended: 24 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1322811
English Heritage Legacy ID: 112141
Location: Sedgefield, County Durham, TS21
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Sedgefield
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Upper Skerne
Church of England Diocese: Durham
NZ 32 NW 346288 SEDGEFIELD A 177
(West side, off)
Gothick Gatehouse to
Hardwick Park ( previously
listed as Artificial Ruin)
Gothick Gatehouse. Circa 1764 by James Paine for John Burdon. Sandstone ashlar.
Long, rectangular-plan gatehouse with circular tower attached to rear of left
return. Built as a sham ruin in Gothick style and incorporating medieval
masonry from Guisborough Priory. Chamfered plinth and stepped buttresses.
Front has pointed arch under hoodmould leading into through passage with quadripartite rib vault (probably from Guisborough Priory). Fragments of
first-floor band to right of entrance. Ruinous flanking walls. Circular tower, said to contain spiral staircase, has triple-chamfered plinth and Tudor-arched doorway; similar doorway and flat band above; upper stages of tower missing. Rear has similar pointed passage arch flanked by small semi-octagonal towers; circular window in fragment of wall to left. Ruinous at time of survey.
The Serpentine Bridge and Gothick Gatehouse formed part of a set of 7
landscape buildings designed by James Paine for Hardwick Park. The remaining buildings have either disappeared or are too fragmentary to merit listing.
Listing NGR: NZ3462028838
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